totesport is officially the UK’s fourth largest bookmaker with over 500 High Street betting shops, outlets on Britain’s 60 racecourses, plus thriving internet and telephone-based gambling services. Totesport is a newer version of The Tote and was formerly a public body owned by the UK government. It was sold in June 2011 to bookmaker Betfred for a reported sum of £265 million. Under the terms of the deal Totesport will continue as a betting brand in its own right.

Current offers


  • Make a bet of up to £10 and receive a free bet matching your initial stake.


  • Claim a 100% bonus (up to £100) on your first deposit with totesport Casino.


  • 200% bonus on new account holder first deposit up to a maximum of €1,000.


  • Spend £10 on bingo tickets and receive £25 into your Bingo account.


The history of totesport’s precursor The Tote is a long and prestigious one. The Tote was first created by the UK government in 1928 in order to provide a safe, state-run alternative to illegal off-course bookmakers and ensure that some gambling revenues were re-injected back into the sport of horse racing.

The Tote opened its first High Street betting shop in 1972 and its off-course gambling operation has grown considerably since then. Tote Direct was set up in 1992 to channel Tote bets from High Steet betting shops into Tote pools. As a result Tote betting terminals now appear in thousands of betting shops across the UK. More recently Totesport became the de facto brand for The Tote business.

totesport offers several deposit and withdrawal options online including Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Solo, Laser and Moneybookers.

totesport caters for all types of online gambling, offering sports betting, casino, poker, bingo and a wide range of skill games available at the click of a mouse.

Products offered

  • Sports betting - Sports covered include horse racing, football, golf, American football, baseball, European basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, greyhounds, motor sport, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, specials and tennis.
  • In running sports betting - totesport offer live in-play markets on football, cricket, basketball, tennis, baseball, rugby league and other popular sports.
  • Mobile betting - totesport have a fantastic mobile betting service open to all customers where you can place your favourite Totepool bets, including the Placepot, Scoop6 and Jackpot.
  • Casino - The totesport Casino offers 86 interactive casino games including card games, table games, slots, video poker and lots of other games. Popular slot games include Iron Man, Pink Panther and Incredible Hulk slots. See our complete list of Totesport casino games.
  • Poker - totesport offers multi-table tournaments in Texas Hold’em and Omaha with lots of different re-buy and add-on packages available. They have Headhunter tournaments, guaranteed weekly €50,000 tournaments each Sunday and other great poker offers to enjoy.
  • Bingo - totesport offer a diverse bingo product including 90 ball and 75 ball bingo with games as low as 5p to play. The bingo room has full chat facilities and includes popular games such as Mafia Millions, Big Top Tombola and Lucky Ladies 88.
  • Other productstotesport are known for their best price guarantee in horse racing. On selected UK and Irish races you can take a price for your horse and if the starting price is bigger Totesport will pay you out at that price.

Countries that Totesport takes bets from

totesport is predominantly popular in the UK but also serves a wide range of international customers through its online operation. Totesport does not take bets from France or the United States.

Payout limits

totesport has a maximum payout limit of £500,000 on horse racing, golf and major soccer events and £250,000 on greyhounds. See our complete list of Totesport’s payout limits.

Languages Offered

totesport currently offers betting in English, French, Italian, Danish, German, Spanish and Swedish.


totesport is licensed for sports betting by the UK Gambling Commission. Its headquarters are based in Wigan in the north-west of England.


totesportuses software companies Playtech and Virtue Fusion to run its online operation.

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